Robert Scardino, Author

I'm a writer stuck in an engineer's brain with a debilitating case of autoholism. While studying at the University of Illinois I discovered my passion for writing with a weekly sports column in a local newspaper. I've been writing ever since. When I moved out of my parents' house, I got married, rescued a beagle, and realized that environmental responsibility is a requirement, not a choice. I became obsessed with energy conservation to the annoyance of my wife, who raised an eyebrow when I suggested we use solar chargers for our portable electronics. I'm not ashamed to admit that my stash of earth friendly, biodegradable cleaners stems from an Oprah episode. I am embarrassed, however, that my steamiest dream lately involved a plug-in hybrid Toyota FJ Cruiser with go-anywhere attitude, room for my furry friends and a combined rating of 50 miles per gallon. Imagine my disappointment when I awoke and realized that this vehicle doesn't exist yet.


And Then There Were Three (Names For the Chevy Volt's Signature Paint Color)

And Then There Were Three (Names For the Chevy Volt's Signature Paint Color)

  On October 22, Chevy issued a challenge via the Chevrolet Voltage Blog: come up with the best name for the Volt's signature silvery-greenish color, and you'll get a free trip to the LA Auto Show, not to mention a test drive of the pre-production extended-range electric vehicle. Each name...

November 16, 2009
Cadillac Converj Concept

GM To Produce Cadillac Converj

According to a report in the Detroit News today, General Motors will forge ahead with plans to produce the Cadillac Converj extended range electric vehicle (EREV). Though... read more November 9, 2009

Braille Battery Nissan Altima Hybrid

The Green Side of SEMA

November is a time to give thanks...for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). These are the people and companies who make car enthusiasts drool with automotive... read more November 5, 2009

Siemens' Smart Chopper, built by Orange County Choppers [via Wired]

Electric Motorcycle To Be Featured On TLC's American Chopper

The next episode of TLC's American Chopper will showcase more than a contentious family feud. The Siemens Smart Chopper will be featured on the show airing tomorrow at 9:00... read more November 4, 2009

Tesla Roadster Taxi

Tesla Roadster Channels Taxi Cab In France

If you own a car as unique as the Tesla Roadster, why not advertise your business with it? That's what one Monaco resident did with this electric sports car clad in the... read more November 2, 2009

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Concept

Sanyo To Supply NiMH Batteries to Peugeot

The Nikkei is reporting that Sanyo Electric Co. has signed an agreement with PSA Peugeot Citroen to supply nickel-metal hydride batteries for diesel-electric hybrids. Peugeot... read more November 1, 2009

Axon Automotive Plug-In Hybrid

Axon Automotive Reveals Plug-In Hybrid In The UK

Is that the original Honda Insight? At least one commenter on Green Car Congress agrees that the diminutive plug-in hybrid pictured to the left bears some likeness to the... read more October 27, 2009


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